The Qing Ding Pearl

The Qing Ding Pearl

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Qing Ding Pearl is a Chinese play. It dates back to the Song Dynasty and is still performed in adapted forms in the Beijing Opera. The play tells the story of a fisherman, his daughter, and some Robin Hood-like bandits who combat a powerful baron and his corrupt officials. The play is a xi-pi play (one accompanied by the percussive instruments known as Western skins). The great twentieth century Chinese actor Mei Lanfang frequently performed the role of the fisherman's daughter to great acclaim.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Plaispublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136341883
  • 9786136341880